The Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers was founded in 1986. IACDL is not-for profit organization dedicated to defending the rights of all persons as guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Members of IACDL include public defenders and private criminal defense lawyers throughout Illinois.
The IACDL fosters independent and able criminal defense lawyers in Illinois and ensures the due process for people accused of crimes. The IACDL maintains a platform for criminal defense lawyers through its membership and provides training and tools to its members to better their practice.
The IACDL is an affiliate organization of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).